8 Nov 2015

Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) celebrate their 800th birthday

In 2016, the Order of Preachers will celebrate a Jubilee Year with the theme “Sent to preach the Gospel”.  This marks the 800th anniversary of the official foundation of the Order by Pope Honorius III. The Jubilee Year will be celebrated by Dominicans all around the world - friars, sisters and lay people - from 7 November, 2015 (Feast of All Saints of the Order) to 21 January, 2017 (the date of the official Papal Bull Gratiarum omnium largitori of Pope Honorius III).

Information and resources

Information regarding the worldwide celebration of the Jubilee within the Order and various useful resources may be found at http://www.op.org/en/jubilee

Calendar of events for Irish Province

The Irish Province will collectively celebrate the opening of the Jubilee year in St. Mary’s Tallaght on the 5th of November, 2015, while each individual community will celebrate it locally on the 7th of November.

A programme of events to be celebrated by the Irish Province during the Jubilee year can be found here.

(All details of these events have not yet been finalised but will be updated in due course)


Link to the international website of the Dominicans which has the news items for the Jubilee including their song for the year!



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